HTML5 base template
With the HTML5 specification, you can now create a new base template, why rewrite all this code every time you need to create new HTML documents? Included here are the elements that will get you up and running with an HTML5 base template.
Are you still using those hard to remember doctypes? I thought so; even TR still uses them.
Out with the old:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
In with the new HTML5:
How much simpler can that get? Even if the browser does not recognize the doctype it will revert rendering in standards mode.
Character Set Encoding declaration
And how about the old character set declaration?
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
HTML5 now has the code simplified:
The http equivalent and content type is implied now and does not have to be declared.
Language Attribute declaration
This is necessary for browsers to render text in the correct language, especially for those that are not written in English. As an example, you might see this language declaration in use today:
<meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en" />
HTML5 has the language declaration slimmed down to:
Removed Internet Media Type
In previous HTML versions you might be used to seeing a script or link tag which includes the media type and written like these examples:
<link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" type="text/css" />
HTML5 has removed the Internet media type for scripts and links, as it is implied by the script or link source and renders similar to these two examples:
<link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">